Wadsworths back local special needs school with £4k pledge

We’re proud to announce our five-year commitment to Reynalds Cross School by funding the refurbishment and thus adopting the “Rainbows Classroom” which includes the installation of a new computer and touchscreen smartboard.

Reynalds Cross School caters for pupils aged 2½ to 19 with severe to profound multiple learning difficulties and a large proportion are on the autistic spectrum.

John Wadsworth, managing director of Wadsworths said: ‘We pride ourselves on being a company that takes an active part in supporting our local community. We are looking forward to continuing to build a strong relationship with Reynalds Cross School over the coming years.”

Jane Davenport, Head Teacher at Reynalds Cross School said: ‘We are delighted to have received a classroom sponsorship from Wadsworths Solicitors. It’s through the generosity of companies like Wadsworths that we can continue to our provide pupils with a balanced education that is tailored to his or her individual needs.”

Reynalds Cross are now appealing for other local companies to support them in adopting a classroom. Anyone – including trusts, foundations, companies and individuals – who would like to get involved should contact the School Business Manager, Deb Jervis on 0121 707 3012”

Wadsworths Solicitors raise £1,100 for Carers Trust Solihull

Carers Trust Solihull were thrilled to receive a cheque recently for £1100 from Wadsworths Solicitors.

The legal firm, based in Shirley, donated £20 for every new conveyancing matter, the legal side of buying or selling a property, opened during the month of February.
Carers Trust Solihull are a charity that provides free help and support for unpaid carers of all ages providing help, guidance, training and social activities within Solihull and surrounding areas.

Chief Executive Officer Brandon Scott-Omenka said: “The support from our local community has always been important to Carer’s Trust Solihull and we are so appreciative of the very generous donation we have received from Wadsworths Solicitors.”

John Wadsworth added: “Wadsworths Solicitors are delighted and proud to have been involved in fundraising for Carers Trust Solihull”.

“We pride ourselves on taking an active part in our local community and are therefore thrilled to be supporting such wonderful cause.”

For more information about Solihull Carers Association, please visit https://www.solihullcarers.org/ or call them on 0121 788 1143.

Wadsworths Dive for Charity!

Wadsworths Solicitors’ Probate Assistant, Lily Franklin, will be swapping probate for a parachute on Saturday 25th May as she takes on an exciting challenge for a local charity.
Lily will be jumping from a plane 10,000 feet up in the air as she undertakes a tandem skydive to show Wadsworths’ support for Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid.

Lily said: “Whilst it’s a big challenge for me, I have been so encouraged by the support received from my colleagues, friends and family.”

Here at Wadsworths Solicitors, we are proud to get involved in local community and charity initiatives and I’m thrilled with the money already raised for BSWA as I prepare to undertake my skydive.”

Wadsworths are a Shirley firm of solicitors that have been assisting the local community with their legal problems for over 30 years. They remain family run, with members of the Wadsworth family still working with the company.

A representative of Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid said: “We are so incredibly grateful to Lily for committing to a skydive, all to raise money for us! All money raised will go to supporting women and children affected by Domestic Violence.

Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid supports women and children affected by gender-based abuse including domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, female genital mutilation and forced marriage. They believe that women and children have the right to live free from violence, abuse and fear. For further information, please visit https://bswaid.org/

If you would like to donate, go to Lily’s’s JustGiving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wadsworthsskydiveoct18?fbclid=IwAR3xL4PdOtkNyuY5hdHz41KXcEGoHAVNUFJr3SVl9MlltVVtdbphWl0iTpg

Vital funds raised for Breast Cancer Haven

Wadsworths Solicitors have provided a breast cancer charity with a boost – by donating money raised from their Will writing service.

The firm donated £5 from each Will written during November to Shirley-based Breast Cancer Haven.

Their efforts amounted to a total of £355.

Breast Cancer Haven, West Midlands opened in October 2017 to provide support for the 2,500 women diagnosed with breast cancer each year within 35 miles of the new centre. Breast Cancer Haven supports women through their breast cancer treatment by providing emotional, physical and practical help.

Michael Wadsworth, head of the Wadsworths’ Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney Department, said: “Wadsworths Solicitors are delighted and proud to have been involved in fundraising for the new Breast Cancer Haven centre in Solihull, West Midlands. 

“We pride ourselves on taking an active part in our local community and are therefore thrilled to be supporting such a vibrant and much needed support centre for local people going through breast cancer treatment. 

“We plan to continue working closely with Breast Cancer Haven by raising funds and assisting in any way we can in the future.” 

Matthew Price, corporate fundraising officer at Breast Cancer Haven, West Midlands, said: ‘We’re delighted to have the support of Wadsworths Solicitors.

“Alongside their donation of £355 from Wills Month 2017 their business development manager Victoria Hicks is taking on the exciting challenge of a skydive on 17 March 2018 with the aim of raising another £500 for Breast Cancer Haven, West Midlands.

“With Wadsworths Solicitors support we can continue to help women in the West Midlands who are in need of our service.”

Breast Cancer Haven, West Midlands must raise £500,000 each year to run its free support service for local women.